It’s been an amazing week. On Monday I got a personal email from Arianna Huffington, offering to publish my story The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack: Let’s Talk Truth (which I shared here last week) on the Huffington Post. It was thrilling, to say the least! The story should come out in the next few days. I’ve been asked to share some more of my writing with them, and will be choosing appropriate stories in the weeks to come. I’m over the moon and so thankful– to Huffington Post and all the friends and fellow bloggers who have congratulated me and encouraged in writing. Then, this weekend my post: On My Father’s Birthday: A Letter To The Man Who Killed Him was Freshly Pressed! It was a total surprise– I didn’t even know, until the comments started flooding in! I could not have invented a week like this. Happy Thanksgiving all! Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge, with a photo prompt. Check out our fearless leader, Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s blog, Addicted to Purple, to join the fun or read the other stories. Warning: It’s highly addictive! Your feedback is always welcome.
Thanksgiving Far From Home (99 words)
As the drugs hit his veins, Joey felt a numbing warmth spread from his head down through his chest, to his arms and gut. The electric heat washed down through his sex, melting from there to his legs. His thoughts drifted through a gauzy haze. Images of his family, and Nina, his only love–before he’d betrayed them all for a hit. The needle slid from his hands, a fine thread of red running down his pale, velum flesh. Two other people lay nearby, their faces transformed… drifting and sailing on a sea of lost hopes and broken dreams.
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